Muffet's Fighting Irish returned home to the Notre Dame campus during the lunch hour. The welcome included a "water cannon" salute at South Bend Regional Airport and a police escort back to Purcell Pavilion. Here's a couple of short video clips of their return:
Well, it doesn't feel any better this morning than it did at approximately 10:30 PM ET last night.
UCONN was the better team last night -- no question. Now, would it have been different with Natalie Achonwa's leadership, size and tenacity along with her 20 points and 10 rebounds a game during the NCAA tournament?
It would have been fun to see their best against our best.
Notre Dame fans, we should be very proud of this team. A season where the pundits barely had us ranked in the pre-season TOP TEN -- ended up with a fourth straight trip to the FINAL FOUR and the most single season wins in Notre Dame basketball history.
I took a lap around the worldwide web this morning to capture some of the post-game reaction from the FIGHTING IRISH's point of view -- just click on the links below: